What your orthodontist in Blooming Prairie wants you to know
Everyone loves a straight smile, but not everyone loves the look of metal brackets and wires. Thanks to modern orthodontic materials and techniques, you have another choice. You can choose ceramic braces! Ceramic braces can correct all of the same problems as conventional metal braces, but they are tooth colored. Dr. Deborah Lien at Lien Orthodontics in Blooming Prairie, MN wants to share the facts about what makes ceramic braces different.
Ceramic braces can correct jaw alignment issues like an overbite, underbite, open bite or crossbite. They can close up gaps between teeth, and eliminate any overlaps in your teeth. They can also move rotated, twisted teeth into proper alignment, just like metal braces.
Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces, have a major advantage that can’t be matched by conventional metal braces. Ceramic braces are virtually invisible! That’s right! No one will notice them when you smile. That’s because the ceramic completely blends in with your tooth surface. The wires, which are tooth-colored and extremely thin, are very difficult to see. The result is strong, effective orthodontic treatment that is also cosmetically beautiful!
It’s important to know that ceramic braces can pick up stains more easily than metal braces. To keep your braces and your smile looking great, try to limit stain-causing foods and drinks like berries, coffee and tea. Just as with any braces, it’s important to follow a thorough oral hygiene regimen at home. Remember to:
- Brush your teeth after eating and before you go to bed. A sonic or electric toothbrush can be very helpful for this.
- Floss your teeth every day. You can use floss threaders to get underneath the wires and between your teeth.
Ceramic braces are a wonderful solution to a straight smile without wearing metal. Dr. Lien also offers lingual braces, which are cemented onto the tongue surfaces of your teeth, conventional metal braces, and revolutionary Invisalign, clear plastic aligners.
For more information about beautiful ceramic braces and other orthodontic treatments, call Dr. Lien at Lien Orthodontics in Blooming Prairie, MN. Call today to get started on your beautiful, straight smile!